Damp proofing is an essential aspect to protecting your property from outside moisture which can damage the property. Damp proofing is applied to your walls’ foundations in order to keep any damp and moisture from entering the structure. Should the home be subjected to moisture or dampness, it can easily evolve into mildew and mould which can grow at an alarming rate and then become a hazardous substance to the inhabitants of a home.
People suffering from asthma and bronchitis and similar ailments will find it especially tough to live in a home with mould or mildew. Damp proofing will prevent this from happening and will protect your home from the hazardous and disastrous effects of moisture.
Having damp proofing performed on your property will serve to prevent any amount of water to enter through the floor, walls and other materials which are used to build the home such as stones, bricks and mortar. In particular, mortar will allow moisture to seep through into the soil and this will be rather harmful to your home and to the health of your family.
Damp will weaken your home’s floors and walls and will then start to crack the walls and floor. This only serves to inform you that more moisture and water from outside the home will start to seep into the home. Should you start to notice any cracks in your floors, walls or ceiling, you should have it seen to straight away and not delay. This should be seen to by professionals before you start with your damp proofing.
There are many instances that damp proofing experts will notice that a homeowner has called on them too late and see that there is a lot of cracks and other structural issues in the house. Should this be the case, a complete house reconstruction might be necessary which will cost you much more money than if you had acted earlier.
These are of course only some of the benefits of having professional damp proofing performed in your home. Don’t wait until it’s too late, get damp proofing specialists out before the damage is done.